Americans spend over $3.5 billion annually on over the counter cold and cough remedies. You very likely have, or can easily source, ingredients to make an inexpensive, all natural, great tasting syrup in your kitchen pantry.
Thyme has been known for its ability to support a healthy respiratory response and is said to be anti-viral and anti-spasmodic. Honey is recognized by the World Health Organization as useful for coughs. Never give honey to a child less than 12 months of age as there is a risk of botulism.
Thyme Honey Syrup
- 2-4 T Fresh Thyme or 1-2 T Dried Thyme
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup boiling water
- ¼ cup honey
Pour hot water over thyme and steep, covered, for 10 minutes. Strain. Add honey & lemon juice. Refrigerate up to a week. Children over 12 months of age ½ to 2 tsp every 2-3 hours as needed. Teens & adults 1-2 T every 2-3 hours.
*This is provided as educational information only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Please see your primary medical care provider for any medical issues or concerns.